Source: Tommy Christopher / Mediaite
It’s going to be a great Thanksgiving after all, thanks to the generous administrators at Faith Christian Academy in Orlando, Florida. No sooner had the story of 12 year-old Vanessa VanDyke‘s possible expulsion from the school due to her “distracting” natural hairstyle whistled up a storm of outrage on the internet when the school decided to back down on its demand that she cut her hair or face enshunment. They still want Vanessa to “shape or have her hair ,” but they won’t expel her over it.
The story unfolded last week when a plea for help from the school apparently whiplashed into a threat of expulsion:
The adorable miscreant is Vanessa VanDyke, a student at Faith Christian Academy in Orlando, whose parents asked the school to intervene after other students started teasing her about her big gorgeous hair. So the school administrators took quick action: They told Vanessa and her parents that she was in violation of the dress code, which says
“Hair must be a natural color and must not be a distraction,” and goes on to state examples that include, but are not limited to, mohawks, shaved designs and rat tails.
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